ICANN Resolutions » FY17 Operating Plan and Budget

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FY17 Operating Plan and Budget


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Topic: 
Board adopts the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget
Summary: 

Board adopts the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget [PDF, 1.34 MB] and in doing so establishes the Variable Accreditation Fees (per registrar and transaction) as set forth in the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget.

Category: 
Administration and Budget
Board
General
Meeting Date: 
周六, 25 六月 2016
Resolution Number: 
2016.06.25.05
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget was posted for public comment in accordance with the Bylaws on 05 March 2016, which was based upon community consultations, and consultations with ICANN staff and the Board Finance Committee, during the current fiscal year.

Whereas, comments received from the public comment forum were discussed by Board members and staff during several calls with the representatives of the ICANN bodies that submitted them to help ensure the comments were adequately understood and appropriate consideration was given to them.

Whereas, the public comments received, as well as other solicited community feedback through conference calls, meetings in Marrakech and email communications, were taken into account to determine required revisions to the draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget.

Whereas, the Board Finance Committee (BFC) has discussed, and guided staff on, the development of the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget at each of its recent regularly scheduled meetings.

Whereas, the BFC met on 09 June 2016 to review and discuss the suggested changes resulting from public comment, and the final FY17 Operating Plan and Budget, and recommended that the Board adopts the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget.

Whereas, per section 3.9 of the 2001, 2009 and 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreements, respectively, the Board is to establish the Registrar Variable Accreditation Fees, which must be established in order to develop the annual budget.

Whereas, the description of the Registrar fees, including the recommended Registrar Variable Accreditation Fees, for FY17 has been included in the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget.

Resolved (2016.06.25.05), the Board adopts the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget [PDF, 1.34 MB] and in doing so establishes the Variable Accreditation Fees (per registrar and transaction) as set forth in the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget.

Rationale for Resolution: 

In accordance with Article XVI, Section 4 of the ICANN Bylaws, the Board is to adopt an annual budget and publish it on the ICANN website. On 05 March 2016, a draft of the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget was posted for public comment. This version was based on numerous discussions with members of the senior ICANN Management, and extensive consultations with ICANN Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees, and other stakeholder groups throughout the prior several months. Subsequent activities, including conference calls, face-to-face meetings in Marrakech and email communications, as well comments received through the public comment forum, resulted in some revisions to the 05 March 2016 draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget. Notably the following activities were carried out:

6 March 2016: Task force on FY17 Budget assumptions (~15 community members, Board member attending: Asha Hemrajani, 4 staff members) – 4-hour meeting.
5 May 2016: Review/discussion of CWG-Stewardship public comments submitted on FY17 Operating Plan & Budget (Board members attending: Asha Hemrajani)
5 May 2016: Review/discussion of Registry SG public comments submitted on FY17 Operating Plan & Budget (Board member attending: Asha Hemrajani)
9 May 2016: Review/discussion of ALAC public comments submitted on FY17 Operating Plan & Budget (Board members attending: George Sadowsky, Rinalia Abdul Rahim)
9 May 2016: Review/discussion of BC/IPC/ISPCP public comments submitted on FY17 Operating Plan & Budget (Board members attending: Ron da Silva)
9 May 2016: Review/discussion of ccNSO SOP Working Group public comments submitted on FY17 Operating Plan & Budget (Board member attending: Asha Hemrajani)
10 May 2016: Review/discussion of GNSO Council public comments submitted on FY17 Operating Plan & Budget (Board member attending: none)
All comments received in all manners were considered in developing the final version of the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget, and where feasible and appropriate have been adopted.

In addition to the day-to-day operational requirements, the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget includes the FY17 new gTLD budget items and amounts allocated to various FY17 budget requests received from community leadership. The budget also sets forth the financial information on the new gTLD program, relative to expenses, revenues and net remaining funds. Further, because the Registrar Variable Accreditation Fee is key to the development of the budget, the FY17 Operating Plan and Budget sets out and establishes those fees, which are consistent with recent years, and will be reviewed for approval by the Registrars.

This FY17 Operating Plan and Budget will have a positive impact in that it provides a proper framework pursuant to which ICANN will be operated. It also provides the basis for the organization to be held accountable in a transparent manner. This will have a fiscal impact on ICANN and the community as is intended. This should not have anything but a positive impact on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system (DNS) with respect to any funding that is dedicated to those aspects of the DNS.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function that has already been subject to public comment as noted above.